During our visit to the north, we meet John & Jeff on the Ocean Spirit Reef Trip. The trip was organised for the Men On Vacation group, and if John or Jeff had not seen “all the boys” boarding that boat, they would have spent their trip with the blue-rinse brigade! They jumped shipped and landed on our boat! We became friends, and hung out together while in Port Douglas / Cairns. The newspaper we are holding is a reference to the amount of rain that we were experiencing at the time. John is from Philadelphia, and is a travel consultant. He has fabulous taste in swimwear (names, names darling)!! Jeff is from Los Angeles (right in the middle of BoyzTown) and is an Attorney.
During Mardi Gras, we meet a couple from San Francisco – Bill and Todd. I had been communicating with them leading up to their trip to Australia, and while they were heading to our home town (Melbourne) after Mardi Gras, we weren’t going to be there, so we meet up in Sydney.